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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Secession

As Stanley Kowalski says to Blanche Dubois, "We have had this date from the beginning," so does the union. Secession was inevitable and would have been exercised more often had the South won the Civil War. This nation is not conducive to a massive federal government, it never has been and never will be. It was not designed thus and cannot sustain itself as thus. That it has maintained this long as it has is a miracle. I think it would have come unwound during the Obama Administration had it not been evident that the media would have propagandized it as a "racist" movement. But, now the media has been exposed as FAKE news organizations and nothing other than propagandists, so that moniker of "racist" has no affect. It has turned the word into a pejorative and nothing less, with no clout, with no deterrence. One merely shrugs at the indictment, knowing it is nothing less than an epithet, akin to being called a Redneck. Who cares?


The union has had a date with secession from the beginning.  It took nearly 100 years to bring that truth to fruition in the first place and more than 100 years to bring it back around, but it is here. We need to seriously, not emotionally, discuss secession, a realignment of political constructs. There is no reason to take it into the emotional realm. It is a political decision. Metropolitan areas feel differently about liberty than rural areas do. Rural areas do not rely as much on federal subsidies as metro areas do, even though the farm programs make this a close call. But, if the producers of crops were able to charge as they desired, they would get what they are owed and the need for federal subsidies would be negated.


One must understand that while goods and services are provided by metropolitan areas, that is not an exclusive that they can project, while food is a product that can be projected. In other words, a metropolitan area might be able to offer internet access, but that can be offered regardless of a population center, but food has to be grown, harvested and shipped, something a metropolitan area cannot do; oil must be drilled, developed and shipped either through pipelines running through rural areas or over the roads and over railroads.


Oil and other sources of power can be projected toward metropolitan areas, but it cannot be sourced there; it must be imported. That is a power position that Trumpland can exert. What a metropolitan area has to offer is consumers. That is not a good position to be in as a nation. To be a source of consumerism is not a strong position to be in when the providers of those consumables are outside the metropolitan areas. Granted, a product without consumers is a poor trading position, we have to consider need. Who needs and who has. That is the only really important issue here, especially when there are consumers outside the metropolitan areas that equal those in metropolitan areas.


Also, there is the question of security of routes to be considered. After the contract has been signed, there is no guarantee that those supplies will be delivered, if the citizens of the rural areas put up a resistance to the delivery of those supplies. It depends upon the equitable distribution of cash.


Now, keep in mind, those who control such avenues of commerce are expert in negotiation and, well, extortion and bribery. But, they are accustomed to dealing with individuals in positions of power, not random activists doing as they please.


What we have here is a classical Sun Tzu scenario. What are the lines of supply? What is the terrain?  Where is the enemy? Who choses the battlefield? When will the battle be fought? All of these can be dictated by the rural areas.


When you consider that, after the secession, the only place the Blue Nation will control are metropolitan areas, narrow, restricted metropolitan areas surrounded by Red Nation, I mean, if that advantage cannot be exploited, we have no business starting it at all. But, we should and it is time.

17 comments:

  1. Take another look at the Farm Subsidies budget. Much of it is for school lunch programs. Farm subsidies are not like urban subsidies. They are not designed to help the farmer they are designed as another urban subsidy to keep food cheap by controlling farm prices and allowing small farmers to continue to risk there entire life savings year after year for nothing or marginal returns. Then when the very few good years do happen they cant keep any of the profit for the future because of taxes. Same story really for EBT and welfare in urban areas. The beneficiaries do not get the most Benefit.

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  2. Don't forget water! Urban areas would be in chaos very quickly if the water stopped flowing.

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  3. Not to mention electricity. Most major urban centers are fed their electricity via high tension lines that pass through more rural areas. They're very sensitive systems, to be sure. One mistake, one accident that takes out a tower (or transformers - see Metcalf sniper attacks) and your nearby city goes dark.

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  4. Points well-taken, CM. Isn't it quite obvious where the moochers, takers, perverts, and criminals flock to? Sure--it's always the cities where they feel they can "blend in," hide, or otherwise be unaccountable.

    BE GONE WITH THEM!

    We rural areas can do just fine with out them. We help, encourage, and support one another in our localities. We know, to a man or woman, who exactly the trouble-makers are among us and they avoid us and we avoid them.

    LOCAL. LOCAL. LOCAL.

    To blazes with the huge manure piles called "cities."

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  5. Do farmers send their kids to the "free" government schools, just like Marx recommended in his Communist Manifesto, and like people in the cities do? Yes. Do they take Socialist Security and Medicare, as people in the cities do? Yes. Do they harvest subsidies as much as crops, just as city businesses harvest subsidies? Yes. Do they get nice highways unsupportable via gas taxes, similar to the city light rails unsupportable by fares? Yes. How efficient is rural government, compared to city government? Not much. I'm a bit doubtful of the "holier than thou" aspect; Bastiat's observation that "everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else" is true of everyone.

    As to the vulnerability, yes. What people, especially rural people want, is to repel imposition. This I believe is doable. But they should get off their high horses. They should be honest. It would help if they stopped supporting socialism and welfare.

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    1. There is certainly a resistance even among rural conservative boomers to see Social security for what it is - an immoral ponzi scheme. Younger rural dwellers know we will never see a dime of it. And yes, its the younger ones who will be the active fighter/activist/saboteur. Roads aren't rocket science, and most rural counties have more miles of roads to maintain-- including paved ones. Someone I think they can take on their section of highway if needed. The simple fact of the matter is the dollar is going to loose reserve status in the next 10-15 years, very possibly much, much sooner, and with that event, the government will not be able to enforce its laws, pave the roads, or do anything else of worth. Plan accordingly.

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    2. Just as soon as you inform me on how I stop my withholding on my paycheck every week. Subsidy? Never heard of her out here.
      I grow plenty of food, my 4x4 can tame the toughest road, etc. The rural communities fund the locusts takers in the cities. Do we have some locusts out here? Sure, but as soon as the Collapse happens they are buzzard food.

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  6. Remember that commerce is what grows countries. Commerce grows in cities with ports, commerce grows in cities because everyone goes to interact and exchange goods. Society evolved into cities, it did not evolve into rural places. What is happening today is that it's unbalanced, but never underestimate the power of cities.

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    1. Cities grew because of manufacturing. Which we largely don't do now. And the quality of the people in those cities has declined rapidly. They think food comes from the store, electricity from the wall, water from the tap. A storm hits and they are crapping in stairwells because they aren't smart enough to dig a latrine. Not sure what power they ave that anyone Rural would need. A rural farmer can feed himself. He has is own well. He needs fuel, but will likely be able to find it ( or make it - alcohol is a fuel. ) He needs equipment and parts but that is made overseas now, and most farmers are expert at doing temporary repairs themselves.I can't imagine what power you think the city could possibly project effectively.

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  7. I went to Walmart picked up a vacuum packed bag of two pieces of corn on the cob $1.25, not unreasonable; heat in a microwave, self steaming, convenient. They looked beautiful, tasted a little funky. I read the package from Thailand. Yep, didn't taste like Nebraska or Iowa.

    Fresh black berries and raspberries from Argentina. Canned pineapple from the Philippines. Beef from Brazil.

    Be careful where you shop and where the product is from. The "cities" and political elites want to break rural Americans monopoly, our economic backs.

    Time is running out to act.

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    1. Rural America can produce its own food. Heirloom seed would be the biggest shortage.But if the cities can import from elsewhere, so can rural areas. But yes, you can get cheap food from overseas.. till you can't. The 20 Trillion in debt, 80 trillion in unfunded liabilities, bubbles in housing and student loans and CDS overhang are all still there, getting worse, and there isn't anything anyone can do about it. A partial or full default must happen over then next few decades - possibly much sooner. When the Dollar looses the world reserve status, your corn from Thailand won't cost $1.25. They have been trying to destroy rural America for sure - and not just through foreign competition, but regulations and other crap ( they introduced legislation trying to ban wood stoves, call children working on family farms child labor, dust regulations, fuel regulations, pesticide regulation, ditch burning regulations.. etc Its all agenda 21 stuff. They will attempt control rural areas by making it illegal to do anything you need to do live in a rural area. ) At some point the answer is "come and make me obey" and the Civil war starts in earnest.

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    2. Yea and wouldn't it be great that when that time comes your surrounded by those who will take up arms in your defense and not throw you under the bus or cheer those on who will be coming at you...

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  8. I believe there must have been an FDA regulation, or Fed law that required food to be from the U.S. that no longer exists. Is this NAFTA or TPP?
    I also bought a bag of frozen cleaned beautiful shrimp from Costco, quite inexpensive; farm raised from Vietnam.

    American Fisherman under assault as well.

    Very concerning. Starting to see food products from China for fucks sake.

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    1. Shrimp are raised in bomb craters in Vietnam and Cambodia. The shrimp from Cambodia is marketed by Vietnam.

      Ever wonder where the gold chains came from that were bartered and worn by our GIs? They came from gold panned in narrow mountain Valleys in Cambodia and Laos. Today the Cambodians pan for gold in the bomb craters along the old Ho Chi Minh Trail. I know somebody who works over there.

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  9. Well shit old guide, I'm glad our 60 thousand dead, thousands of prisoners and MIA and billions in tax dollars could provide the communists a source of income.

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  10. And for those who state it is treason to secede, read the Declaration of Independence, it clearly states the people have the "RIGHT" to abolish the government and institute a new government. The Declaration is older than the Constitution so I believe it that's precedence . So let Califunky and New Yorky leave us. WE don't need them, but they surely need us.

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  11. The propaganda that we must have growth to survive is hogwash. What we need is sustainable/healthy systems. The urban centers are not sustainable going forward. The motive must change back from profit to co-dependence, from corporations to family. These values are were championed in the rural areas. Can they be again?

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